By NcMysteryShopper on June 17, 2006
Photo by Brooke the Cook in WI
Photo by Brooke the Cook in WI
"I love tuna salad and this Italian tuna salad has taken the regular to special. If you cannot find imported canned tuna in olive oil, just replace with tuna packed in olive oil."
Serving Size: 1 (385 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"These are dagwood-sized when you build them and surprisingly tasty. I wasn't sure how I'd like the tuna/egg combo but it worked out very well. used kaiser rolls for one sandwich and then had it 'deconstructed' with no bread as a salad. I liked the sandwich version a little better. DH like dit too and it was more than substantial enough for a summer's dinner. I used water-packed tuna by preference, curly Italian parsely by necessity and upped the garlic 'casue I can't help myself! lol"
"For being quick, this sure was full of flavor! I served this on a warm onion and poppyseed bagel and used calamata olives. I didn't really measure anything else, just tossed it all together. I have never tried olives with my tuna salad sandwiches before but it certainly went well here. I would make this again, just as I did today! I do think I would make ahead and let the tuna mingle with the dressing. I didn't eat the egg on mine but DH enjoyed them. Made for ZWT4."
"Oh.... so, so good. I LOVE the addition of the parsley, lemon and thyme to the rest of the dressing! (So fresh!) I unfortunately did not have any anchovy or snow peas (dread!) but I am sure they would have been wonderful additions to this already perfect sandwich!!! A great recipe, NcMysteryShopper!"
"Went looking for a different way to serve tuna sandwiches and tried this one. My DH kept saying "what a great flavor for tuna" He's right. This was fabulous. Thank you soooo much for sharing. Even though I didn't have black olives or anchovy fillets, it came out perfect and made a wonderful summer meal served with fruit salad. This was awesome, can't say enough good things about it. Deserves more than 5 stars. It is now copied to my cookbook and I will, for certain, make it again. Thanks. Rewards to you from Angelcook, Manvel, Texas"
"This is a spec sandwich! At 1st glance, I thot the ingredient combo a little strange, but all the parts work to make the whole a true winner! I searched in vain for anchovies, did not succeed & had to leave them out. The snow peas I used seemed very thin, so I opted not to blanch them & loved the crunch they added. I made the sandwich w/over-sized sesame hamb buns & served it w/fresh fruit for a great meal! I do not often find a recipe I would not dare tweak, but this is 1 of those. Thx for sharing this keeper recipe w/us."
"What a sandwich! The crunch of the snow peas is delicious and when combined with the olive dressing it is super. I let off the anchovy fillets and added a little additional garlic. The rolls were freshly purchased Kaiser Rolls. This made a delicious easy Friday night dinner served with oven potato wedges."
"This is a terrific sandwich. I used the anchovies and they added a lovely note of salty goodness. The crunch of the snow peas (I used them without blanching so they wouldn't soften) was a much enjoyed addition and not one you normally find is a sannie. Down side is that the only tuna available to me is the water packed sort so I drizzled a bit of olive oil over the tuna. I'm sure it's not the same but I gave it the best shot I could. The hard cooked eggs were interesting and they went very well with the rest of the ingredients. All in all it's a winner."
"My DH and I loved this! I used sub rolls and toasted them. I opted to leave out the anchovies. I loved the flavor of the lemon and olive oil. I put a little mayo and mustard on the buns. Thank you Cheryl!!!"